by Marvin D. Patterson

Easter Sunrise Savior
Marvin Patterson
Mark 16:1-8

I always enjoy the Easter sunrise service, but it is one of the hardest services that I preach because everyone smells that wonderful aroma of the Easter Breakfast! Amen! Amen! Well, we are going to consider the Gospel of Mark this morning for our message, and I hope it will be a blessing to you as we consider Mark 16:1-8.

Author James Bradley wrote the book ''Flags of our Fathers'' which was subsequently made into a movie. It's the account of the lives of the six young men in the famous picture of the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi on February 23rd 1945 during the battle of Iwo Jima. That is the most reproduced photograph of all time. Of the six men depicted in the picture, three died in the battle of Iwo Jima and three survived. Overall 7000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. James Bradley's father, John Bradley was one of the survivors. When James was a little boy, his third-grade teacher told him that his father was a hero. When James went home and told his dad that his father looked at him and said ''I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back; did NOT come back.''

They were heroes because they sacrificed what Abraham Lincoln called ''The last full measure of devotion.'' They died; they sacrificed their lives.
This Easter Sunday Morning, we will remember the One who gave His life so that the whole world could be saved from sin and hell. His name is Jesus Christ! And He is a magnificent Savior!
Mark 16
1-The trip to the Tomb
1And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

This is very early on Sunday morning when these ladies come to the tomb to anoint the Body of Jesus. If you will remember that on Friday Evening, Jesus died for your sins and my sins at 3:00 P.M. They had to rush to get His body ...

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